[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Putnam 7-14-1952 (C). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall maintain a place of business in the City of Putnam for the purpose of giving performances in the name of palmistry, phrenology, handwriting analysis, card readings, astrology, seership or the like crafty science or fortune telling without a license for each place of business where such performances are to be given.
Applications for such licenses shall be made to the Chief of Police. Each such applicant shall furnish evidence that he is a person of good moral character and financial responsibility and such other information as may be pertinent. The Chief of Police shall cause to be made such inquiry and examination as to the qualifications and moral character of such applicant, and his associates, as he may deem necessary.
Upon satisfying himself that such applicant is properly qualified, trustworthy, that the place of business is not used for housing accommodations, and that the granting of a license is not against the public interest, the Chief of Police may grant such a license.
The fee for such license and each annual renewal thereof shall be as set forth in Chapter 206, Fees and Charges, Article V, which shall be remitted to the City Treasurer. Each such license issued shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which it was issued and the fee therefor shall not be apportioned. Renewal licenses may be issued upon approval by the Chief of Police and payment of the renewal fee set forth in Chapter 206, Fees and Charges, Article V.
No such license shall be construed as giving the licensee the privilege of advertising contrary to the Connecticut General Statutes or to practice any kind of deceit or fraud.
Any license so issued may be revoked by the Chief of Police for any cause that would have been valid reason for the denial of such license.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $100.